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Denmark wants major reform of green subsidies

Established green energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels should be able to stand on their own two feet, says Denmark's Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities. He wants a new energy policy based on technologically-neutral sustainable energy.

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As the Danish Minister for Energy, Climate and Utilities would have it, Danish energy politics should not be about writing out huge checks to sustainable energy. It should be about getting as much green energy as possible as cheaply as possible.

The minister, Lars Chr. Lilleholt, said as much in an interview with Danish newspaper Berlingske Thursday, where he put forward a vision for a future energy policy. The vision means established energy technologies should be able to operate without subsidies, which will be furthered by introducing technology neutral tenders of sustainable energy:

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